Thousands of SEIU Healthcare members made their voices heard by signing petitions to improve their working conditions, health and safety, and wages. There is strength in numbers, and the more healthcare workers who make noise, the more impact we can make together.
Ontario Hospital Action – Send a Letter to Your CEO!
During Central Hospital Bargaining, hundreds of hospital members took action and sent letters to the 17 participating Ontario Hospital CEOs. We asked the CEOs to advocate for the repeal of Bill 124, allowing members to exercise their right to negotiate a fair collective agreement without any concessions.
Raise Our Wages
Healthcare workers deserve higher wages. ALL OF THEM! No matter the team, if you take away one member, the team will fail. That’s because everyone is essential. This was one of our primary messages to Premier Doug Ford throughout the year, as we fought the government to demolish Bill 124. Tens of thousands of members shared our message with Ford and his Conservative MPPs and signed our urgent petition.
Take Action for RPNs
During the Nursing Summit, we launched our Take Action for RPNs campaign. Hundreds of nurses called or sent an email to Ford demanding that he repeal the bills he has created, which hurt healthcare workers, including RPNs. They told Ford and their local MPPs that they only have less than a year left in office, and it was time to start passing bills that help.
Take Action to Protect PSWs
Hundreds of people took action and sent a pre-written letter to Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Long-Term Care Rod Phillips, Minister of Health Christine Elliott, and your MPP to urge them to renounce Miranda Ferrier and the Ontario Personal Support Workers Association (OPSWA) from having any official policy role in the healthcare sector, including removing her from the Long-Term Care Staffing Supply Accelerator Group. They call themselves the voice of PSWs, but they have been caught in bed with the government. OPSWA promotes pro-employer policies that create barriers for PSWs we are fighting hard to eliminate.
We Will Not Be Silenced Petition
Frontline healthcare workers have been through too much during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of supporting you heroes, the Ford Government is doing everything in their power to take your voice away! Hundreds of supporters signed the petition and told Doug Ford that we will not be silenced, not now and not at the ballot box in 2022.